Julia Thecia, In the Book She Reads, 1961. Charcoal & graphite on paper, 44.5 x 30.2 cm. DePaul University, Chicago, Gift of Helen T. Findlay.

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Art Swipe: a free app developed by artist Jody Zellen and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to coincide with the 2012 exhibition “In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.”

The app is loosely based on Exquisite Corpses (Cadavre Exquis), a “chance-based” parlor game played by 20th century surrealist artists. Each participant would draw an image (or, on some occasions, paste an image down) on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal their contribution, and pass it on to the next player for his contribution (MoMA).

To read more about Exquisite Corpses:

“Surrealist Art Form, Exquisite Corpse, Still Fascinates Artists and Collectors” (June 22, 2010 ) by Richard Friswell of Artes Magazine

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